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News From the Court 3.15.24 

Court News

Judge Desautels appointed to Our weekly roundup of local court news. This post will be updated as new information comes across our desks. 

Alameda County 

  • The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, is proposing to amend Appendix C Conservatorship (Probate & LPS) and Guardianship Fee Guidelines for the Public Guardian, the County Counsel, and the Public Defender. The deadline to submit comments is 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2024. Learn more
  • Alameda County Election results: Mark Fickes and Terry Wiley were elected to fill seats #12 and #5.
  • ACBA member Judge Tara Desautels has been nominated to serve as an Associate Justice of the First District Court of Appeal, Division Two. Congratulations! Read more
  • The Alameda County Superior Court Family Law Bench invites you to a special session of the Family Violence Council. The Bench invites you to submit questions you would like to have answered by Judicial Officers pertaining to Civil Domestic Violence requests and the relevant Family Code. Please submit all your questions to Hedy Mitlo at by close of business on 03/22/24. The presentation/ discussion will be held on 05/03/24 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Honorable Commissioner Nikki Clark will moderate the discussion.

Contra Costa County

  • New Judicial Appointments: Contra Costa County Superior Court: Nichelle Holmes and Jesse Jen-Yen Hsieh
  • The Superior Court of Contra Costa County is posting a Request for Proposals for temporary child support commissioners to hear Title IV-D child support at the Spinetta Family Law Center located in Martinez, CA. 2402-01 RFP DCSS Contract CommissionersProposal Form

San Mateo County Superior Court

  • New Judicial Appointments: Rosendo Padilla Jr.

Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • New Judicial Appointments: VincentI. Parrett, Matthew W. Pritchard, and Elizabeth Manassau Sanada.

View all recent appointments here

San Fancisco County Superior Court

  • The San Francisco Superior Court seeks public comment for the proposed changes to the Local Rules effective July 1, 2024. The comment period will run from March 13, 2024 through April 27, 2024, 5PM. Public comments can be sent by email to and be addressed to Brandon E.Riley, Court Executive Officer. Learn more


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